I am trying to export an image from the print composer using this layer [ESRI rest layer] as a basemap. http://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/ESRI_Imagery_World_2D/MapServer
I connected to the layer using the python plugin and this tutorial. http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Arcgis_rest
When I go to export my map made in print composer as an image the basemap doesn't show up and I get a grey hatching with 'no map data' on it. It worked a few times and then quit for some reason. The print composer version looks great but the only way I can export seems to either screen grab or save the maps as images and then add through the print composer.
Any thoughts on how to solve this issue? It worked so I imagine i've twiddled something and need to untwiddle it to resolve the issue.